A North Texas grocer who ran an unlicensed money transmitting business has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for fraud. A federal judge in Fort Worth on Friday sentenced Ali Ugas Mohamud of Arlington and ordered him to pay more than $1.4 million in restitution. Mohamud owned Tawakal Grocery Store, which participated in the state’s electronic public assistance program. He pleaded guilty last fall to seven counts of food stamp fraud, five counts of wire fraud and to conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business.Mohamud allegedly wired the money earned from the fraud back to Somalia.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Another Muslim grocery store owner busted for Food Stamp fraud
His name is... wait for it... here it comes... MOHAMUD From Eric Dondero: It's like every week now, almost every day we hear a new story of Somali and Pakistani convenience store owners getting busted for EBT/Food Stamp fraud. The lastest, Texas. From CBSLocal.com, "Texas Grocer Gets Prison For Food Stamp Fraud":